Yoochun‘s appeal against the second woman who falsely accused him of sexual assault was denied by Seoul’s High Court today, December 22.

The JYJ singer had claimed that the accuser, Ms. Song, had made false charges and purposefully tried to defame his character, but his request to appeal was denied.

The move brings an end to an 18-month legal battle against Song, who was also found guilty of character defamation in two previous trials.

Yoochun had already been accused of sexual assault by another woman in December 2015 but she and two other men were found guilty of attempting to extort the actor and have been sentenced to prison for blackmail and false accusations. Yoochun himself was found not guilty of the four accounts of assault.